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Authors @ Drucker: Mircea Raianu (Tata: The Global Corporation That Built Indian Capitalism)

Mark your calendars for the second session of Authors @ Drucker, an interview series featuring one author every month. In this series, you’ll learn the stories of some of the most successful business-owning families in the world. We will cover topics like business succession, innovation, conflict management, and generational dynamics. In this session, Mircea Raianu will be discussing his book Tata: The Global Corporation That Built Indian Capitalism.

Mircea Raianu is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maryland and teaches courses on South Asia, the Indian Ocean world, and the history of global capitalism. He is affiliated with the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets at the Robert H. Smith Business School, and co-organizes the Histories of Global Capitalism Forum (HGCF) in the Department of History.

Raianu is a historian of modern South Asia. His primary research and teaching interests are capitalism and economic life. He is currently writing a series of related articles about India’s economy that include topics such as the transition from trade to industry in the context of global financial crises and the intellectual history of Indian capitalism during the interwar period. He has a PhD in History from Harvard University and a BA in History from the University of California, Berkeley.